CORBETT, William*
(Abt 1620-)
CORBETT, Frances*


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CORBETT, Frances*

  • Born: 19 Dec 1656, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England
  • Marriage: BOWATER, John* on 12 Feb 1683 in England
  • Died: 28 Dec 1720, Concord, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony

bullet  Birth Notes:

Frances Corbett born 19 Dec 1656 in Bromsgrove, Worcester, England, died 28 Dec 1720 in Concord, Chester Co PA, d/o William and Alice (LDS Ancestry File)


bullet  Noted events in her life were:

1. Property, 4 Mar 1705. On 4 March 1705 John Bowater is deceased and his widow Frances Bowater of Westtown granted his 400 acre plantation in Westtown for 350 pounds to George Smedley. Analysis of acreage and names of neighbors shows that the 400 acre plantation was probably composed of the 150 acre and 250 acre tracts John purchased separately. Probably the names of the areas were changing, not the location. (posted at

2. Property, 21 Dec 1708. On 21 December 1708 widow Frances Bowater bought a 115 acre tract called "Podington" located on the west side of the Delaware River and bounded partially by Chichester Creek. She sold Podington 22 August 1713. (posted at

3. Residence, 14 Sep 1711, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 337 Francis Bowater is witness at marriage of John Baels and Sarah Bowater.

4. Will, 29 Jan 1720, Concord, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. Abstract of Will of Frances Bowater (Book A, page 110, Chester County, Pa): "Frances Bowater of Concord, widow. January 29, 1720/1. 12/28/1720/1. To daughter Mary Ails 10 pounds. To daughter Eliza Pusey 5 pounds. To daughter Ann Chandler 16 pounds. To daughter Eales [Alice] Mendenhall remainder of household goods. To daughter Phebe Scarlet 25 pounds. To grandson Saml Pyle 4 pounds at 21, to be paid his mother Ealse Mendenhall. Executors: sons in law, Wm. Pusey, Moses Mendenhall. Witnesses: Wm. Brinton, Nathan Newlin, Jean Brinton." (posted at


Frances* married John* BOWATER, son of John* BOWATER and Anne* CROSS, on 12 Feb 1683 in England. (John* BOWATER was born in 1650 in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England and died on 16 Nov 1704 in Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Story, 12 Feb 1683, England. John Bowater m Frances Corbett on 12 Feb 1683 in England (LDS Ancestry File)

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